Grocery stores. Bodegas. Pharmacies. Check-cashing spots. All gone.
Aaron Foley says there are "680,000 stories waiting to be told. Not all of them come from downtown."
A few areas are caught up in a real estate boom. But the community still bears scars from 25 years ago.
The economy is a hot mess and allegiances are shifting.
After protests turned violent, some storefronts were completely gutted.